The long haul South.

Oregon behind me, progress down the 101 was fast and picturesque. I soon ran off the edges of my two afore mentioned and over-priced maps, but quickly worked out if I kept the ocean on my right, and the desert on my left, San Diego would probably pop up in a couple of days or…

Night in Seattle.

Cities are a totally different beast at night. Different views, different people, different atmosphere; the character of a place can be reversed, improved, ruined, you name it. Pike Place Market in Seattle is particularly susceptive to this. During the day it is a whirlwind of activity, people, vehicles, and noise. A busy and bustling place, but can…

A ferry ride through mountains.

What to do with an impromptu seven days in Seattle. A lot of walking is the answer to that. I’m a rubbish tourist, and hate going anywhere with large crowds of people (which can pretty much shot any ideas of ideas of visiting ‘main attractions’ in the foot), but I do love wondering around a…

Sunrise at Mount Hallowell

Following the success of my sunset hike earlier in the week, I determined to make it back up for a sunrise at least once before I left Denmark. Court’s face was quite amusing when I said this to him, as in the three weeks I’d staying with him, he was yet to see me wake up before…

Sunset at Mount Hallowell

I only meant to spend a few days in Denmark, but the company of Mr Courtney Powys and his lovely family, and the fact it may well be the best place in the world, meant I ended up there for nearly a month. Thanks again to Court and Rae for letting me take over your…

Ocean portraits

When collating my photographs after my year of Clipper (no mean feat), I realised that I had unintentionally accrued a collection of photos that I felt quite well expressed life at sea. It should be said, however, when things were going really badly, there wasn’t usually time to be getting the camera out, so that…

The Powys lads

Charlie and George have got character, in abundance. I spent a few weeks in the pleasurable company of these two. They took me for walks, led me to explore new places, and we made new friends together. I left the eating sand to them, but just about everything else we shared as an experience. While…